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Joel McHale

Joel McHale is an American actor, television host, and comedian. Joel McHale is best recognized for hosting The Soup and his role as Jeff Winger on the NBC sitcom Community and the upcoming Community the Movie for NBC’s streaming service, Peacock.

Early Life

Joel was born Joel Edward McHale in Rome, Italy. An American father named Jack McHale and a Canadian mother named Laurie (Jackson) welcomed him into this world on November 20, 1971, and he is currently 51 years old.

In addition, his father, from Chicago, is of Irish descent, and his mother, from Vancouver, has Norwegian, Finnish, and English ancestry. He has two brothers and they are Christopher and Stephen McHale.

Furthermore, his parents raised him in Seattle, Washington, and graduated from Mercer Island High School. This actor was a history major at the University of Washington. There, he was a member of the championship football team. Moreover, Joel received his master’s of fine arts from UW’s Actor’s Training Program.

Joel McHale – Career

McHale is well known for hosting The Soup for the period 2004–2015 for his role as Jeff Winger on the NBC sitcom Community from 2009 to 2015 and for the upcoming Community the Movie in 2023 for NBC’s streaming service, Peacock. In this movie, he will reprise his role as Jeff Winger.

This amazing host was a cast member on KING-TV’s Almost Live! in 1984. Moreover, he shifted to LA after graduating college and quickly landed parts in Will & Grace in 1998 and Oliver Beene in 2003. He booked roles in Spider-Man 2 in 2004, The Onion Movie in 2008, and Lords of Dogtown in 2005.

Furthermore, he started writing, producing, and starring in The Soup in 2004 on E! in which he counted down the most absurd, wacky, hysterical, and surreal moments in the world of reality TV and celebrities each week. This personality starred in the hit comedy series Community in 2009.

In addition, he also appeared opposite Matt Damon in Steven Soderbergh’s comedic thriller The Informant! He hosted the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards and co-starred in Robert Rodriguez’s Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World, opposite Jessica Alba.

In the year 2011, he also had a role in What’s Your Number? with Anna Faris and The Big Year with Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson. Moreover, He appeared in Seth MacFarlane’s Ted in 2012, a live-action tale of a boy and his teddy bear. This actor was cast as the main character in the sitcom The Great Indoors in 2016.

Also, he performs stand-up comedy around the country to sold-out audiences. Furthermore, he hosted a reboot of Card Sharks from 2019 to 2021 and portrayed the superhero Sylvester Pemberton / Starman on the show Stargirl from 2020 to 2022. This personality also voices X-PO in Lego Dimensions and The Scientist in Fortnite.

Joel McHale

Caption: Joel McHale performing on the stage. Source: NPR.

Brand Endorsements

This host has launched his brand of Vodka named Pure WondermcHale in the United States and is tackling the junior market with a top-selling perfume called With Love from Joel and a fashion line known as Joel McHale Seduction. However, Joel has not mentioned him endorsing any other brands.

Relationship Status

Talking about his relationship status, McHale has been married to Sarah Williams since July 1996. They have two sons and their names are Isaac and Eddie. This personality lives together in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles with his wife and their two sons.

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Caption: Joel McHale with his wife. Source: Legit Nigeria News.

Body Measurements

Being an actor and host, Joel McHale maintains his physique very well. Talking about his appearance, he has beautiful blue colored eyes and dark brown hair. This handsome host is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 94 kilograms. Moreover, there is no information about Joel’s body measurements.

Joel McHale – Social Media

This host has gained more than 3.2 million followers on his @joelmchale Twitter account. He has earned over 559K followers on his ‘@joelmchale’ Instagram account. Additionally, his official Facebook page has gained over 631K followers.

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Caption: Joel McHale posing for the photo. Source: Improv.

Net Worth 2023

Joel McHale is a successful actor, host, and comedian so he earns quite good wealth through his profession. As per various sources, it is found that his net worth is about $14 million. Moreover, he is paid 60 thousand dollars per episode.